Learn how to make an adorable crochet strawberry with this easy pattern. These cute crochet fruits will be great for story-role play with the little ones, for decoration or for gifts.
Whether you’re crocheting a whole bucket of strawberries, or maybe adding other fruits for the collection, this will be such a fun crochet Amigurumi project.
This is one pattern that makes several fruit sizes. All you need is different yarns in different thickness. And you know what’s even better? This will be an amazing scrap yarn project, since each fruit takes a very small amount of yarn.
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What Materials You’ll Need to Crochet a Strawberry?
The specific materials you’ll use will depend on the size of the crochet strawberry you are making. Here is the list:
- Light (#3) weight yarn, if you’re making the small fruit.
- Medium (#4) weight yarn, if you’re making the medium fruit.
- Bulky (#5) or super bulky (#6) chenille yarn, if you’re making the large fruit.
- 2.75 mm (US C) crochet hook if you’re using light (#3) yarn.
- 3.50 mm (US E) crochet hook for the medium weight or bulky/super bulky chenille yarn.
- Tapestry needle to weave-in the ends.
- White embroidery floss for the seeds.
- Stuffing fiber – Polyfil is my favorite.
- Stuffing tool (optional) – I used a locking hemostat.
- A pair of 8 mm safety eyes, if you’re making the larger fruit (optional).
- Safety eyes placement tool (optional, but game changer).
- Embroidery needle to embroider the seeds.
- Scraps of pink yarn for the mouth (optional).
Best Yarns for a Crochet Strawberry
Use light weight (#3) yarns for realistic look strawberry fruits. But depending on the purpose of your work, you can use any size yarn you want. Here are the yarns used in this pattern:
- Small strawberry: Light (#3). I used Patons Grace by Yarnspirations in color Lotus (Pink). For the stem, I used Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 in color Lime.
- Medium strawberry: Worsted (#4). I used 24/7 by Lion Brand in color Pink and Green for the stem.
- Large (plushie) strawberry: I used bulky (#5), chenille Parfait yarn by Premier, in color hot pink for the fruit. And super bulky (#6), baby snuggle yarn, by Hobbii, in color aquamarine (#6) for the leaves.
As per the amount, this is a perfect project for your yarn scraps. It takes only approximately 12 to 15 yards (11 to 14 m) for each fruit.
Tips for crocheting a cute 3D strawberry
We are using the Amigurumi technique for this crochet strawberry pattern. Since they are 3D shaped, here are a few tips if you’re new to Amigurumi:
- Use thin yarn / thread if you want smaller, more realistic look fruits. And bigger yarns if you want to go for a plushie strawberry.
- Start with the magic circle (mc), it helps your initial circle to be tight with no holes. But if you need an alternative, you can start with 2 chains and crochet round 1 in the second chain from the hook.
- Make tight stitches – this crochet strawberry needs to be crocheted with tight single crochet stitches. That way, the stuffing fiber won’t show through the small holes.
- Use the yarn under technique – this is optional, but instead of yarn over to do a regular single crochet stitch for Amigurumi, you can yarn under to achieve the “x” look single crochet. See photo below.
- Make the invisible decrease – this is a way to do less “bulky” stitches when you decrease your Amigurumi. The reason why it’s called “invisible” is because you grab only two loops of the next two stitches to decrease, instead of four.
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Easy Crochet Strawberry Pattern
This pattern is very simple and easy to follow and was designed with the very basic Amigurumi stitches. But please make sure you read through the instructions before you get started.
You will crochet the fruit starting at the dop going down to the bottom in continuous rounds. First, you crochet the fruit, then the leaves and stem. Next you will embroider the seeds, but this last step is optional.
Then, you will assemble them all together, attaching the stem to the leaves. And lastly, you will attach the stem/leaves combo to the top of the fruit. All these crochet strawberry pattern steps have been carefully described below with process photos.
Pattern Notes and Instructions
- This crochet strawberry pattern was written using US terminology.
- Level of difficulty: Easy. You will need to know the basics of Amigurumi making, such as: magic circle, chain, sc increase, sc invisible decrease, single crochet, fasten off, weave in ends, stuffing, simple embroidery, fasten-off.
- Stuff your crochet strawberry firmly, as you go, but do not overstuff it.
- Gauge is not important for this small project. See finished project size for reference.
- Use a stitch marker to mark the first or last stitch of your rounds, moving it up as you go. This will help you to keep track of your stitches and rounds.
Approximate Size of the Finished Strawberries
Here are the measurements of your crochet strawberry in three different sizes (considering you will use the recommend materials and hook size):
- The small strawberry will be about 2” (5 cm) tall and 4.75” (12 cm) in diameter.
- As for the medium fruit, the height will be about 3” (7.5 cm) and 6.25” (17 cm) in diameter.
- And the large one will be 4” (10 cm) tall and 9” (24 cm) in diameter.
Pattern Terms and Abbreviations
- approx.: approximately
- ch: chain
- inc: increase (2 sc in next stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet 2 together)
- FO: fasten-off
- Rnd: Round
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sc: single crochet
- ( ): repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
- [ ]: stitch count in a round
Crochet Strawberry step-by-step
Here are the step-by-step pattern instructions. Make sure you crochet your stitches tight, that way you will have cute and neat crochet strawberry, whatever you’re making them for. Enjoy!
Total Time: 40 minutes
Crochet the fruit (pink yarn)
Rnd1: sc 6 in a mc
Rnd2: (inc) 6 times 
Rnd3: (inc, sc in next st) 6 times 
Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times 
Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times 
Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times 
Rnd7-11: sc around 
Rnd12: (dec, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times 
If you’re making the large fruit, this is a good time to place the safety eyes (optional). Place them anywhere between rounds 10 and 11, 6 sts apart.
Rnd13: sc around 
Rnd14: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times 
Rnd15: sc around 
Rnd16: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times 
Rnd17: sc around 
This is a good time to add stuffing to your crochet strawberry. Then finish stuffing as you crochet the last rounds.
Rnd18: (dec, sc in next st) 6 times 
Rnd19: sc around 
Rnd20: dec 6 times 
FO. Cut the yarn.
Note: If you’re making the large fruit, embroider the mouth in the center, two rounds below the eyes, using scraps of pink yarn (optional).
Embroider the seeds
Thread the embroidery needle with a double strand of floss and embroider the seeds around the fruit randomly (see photo below). Start by inserting the needle in the center top of the fruit so you can weave in the tail later.
Tip: If you’re using a strong floss, pull it tight as you go to form slight indentations. This will give your crochet strawberry a more realistic look.
Note: I didn’t do the seeds for the large strawberry, I thought it looked better without them.
Crochet the leaves (green yarn)
Tip: For the leaves, you don’t have to do the stitches too tight.
Rnd1: 8 sc in a mc, sl st to join to the first sc st.
Rnd2: (ch 5, sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, sc in back bumo if next 3 chs, sl st in next sc) 8 times.
FO. Cut the yarn.
Crochet the stem (green yarn)
You will make the stem separately from the leaves. Leave a long tail at the beginning (for attaching the stem to the leaves and to the fruit).
Ch 9 (or less chs if you want the stem shorter), sl st in back bump of next 8 chs.
Cut the yarn, leave another long tail, and pull it through the last loop so it doesn’t unravel.
Assemble the crochet strawberry fruit
Thread the needle with the left-over tails in the stem, one at a time, and sew it on to the center circle of the leaves.
Then, pull the leftover tails to the back of the leaves and use them to sew the assembled stem/leaves to the top of the fruit.
FO. Weave in the tails. Your crochet strawberry is done.
Estimated Cost: 5.00 USD
- Light (#3) weight yarn for the small fruit,
- Medium (#4) weight yarn for the medium fruit,
- Bulky (#5) or super bulky (#6) chenille yarn for the large fruit.
- 2.75 mm (US C) hook fie light (#3) yarn,
- 3.50 mm (US E) hook for the medium weight or bulky/super bulky chenille yarn.
Materials: Tapestry needle, White embroidery floss for the seeds, Stuffing fiber, Stuffing tool (optional), A pair of 8 mm safety eyes (optional), Safety eyes placement tool (optional), Embroidery needle, Scraps of pink yarn for the mouth (optional), Scissors
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Amigurumi fruits can be one of the most enjoyable crochet projects to work with. And the reason why they are fun is because they are so small. And this crochet strawberry pattern won’t disappoint you. Enjoy!
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